Soul

Don’t Miss This Capsule Collection Featuring Original Artwork Inspired by Soul

By Zach Johnson

We want the soul collection.

In celebration of the animated feature film Soul (now streaming on Disney+), Disney and Pixar collaborated with the creative agency HUE Unlimited to bring Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx) and company to life through a curated collection of wearable art pieces. Together, they commissioned four emerging Black…

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5 Fantastic Things to Watch This Weekend

By Zach Johnson

The holiday celebrations will continue into the weekend with a block of Christmas-themed episodes of The Simpsons airing on Freeform Friday morning. NBA Christmas Day on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN Deportes will also return Friday, with the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Los Angeles Lakers game set for primetime. And don’t miss the short film Burrow or the…

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Meet the Characters of Disney and Pixar’s Soul

By Zach Johnson

What is it that makes you… you? The answer to that question lies in Soul, the 23rd feature film from Pixar Animation Studios. Premiering exclusively on Disney+ (where the streaming service is available) on December 25, the story hails from the minds of director and screenwriter Pete Docter, co-director and screenwriter Kemp Powers, and screenwriter…

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Muppet Babies Returns on January 4—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Season Three of Disney Junior’s Muppet Babies Debuts This January
They’ll make your dreams come true—with all-new adventures, starting next month! Season three of Disney Junior’s Emmy Award®-nominated series Muppet Babies will premiere Monday, January 4, at 5 p.m. EST on Disney Junior and in DisneyNOW, and will introduce a new Muppet…

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Exclusive Q&A with Soul Musician Jon Batiste

By Zach Johnson

Jamie Foxx may provide the voice of Joe Gardner in Soul, but Jon Batiste provides his hands. “When you see Joe’s hands playing in the film, that’s Jon’s playing,” producer Dana Murray says. “Our animators studied reference footage of Jon at the piano to capture details of how he plays—everything from how his fingers move to the breaths…

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Good for the Soul: 7 Things to Know About Pixar’s New Movie

By Zach Johnson

What is the meaning of life?

It’s a loaded question, and it’s one Disney and Pixar’s new movie Soul attempts to answer—or, at the very least, ponder—through the eyes of Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx), a middle school band teacher with dreams of becoming a professional jazz musician, and 22 (voice of Tina Fey), an untethered soul who…

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How Pixar’s Soul Celebrates and Represents Black Culture

By Zach Johnson

The themes in Disney and Pixar’s upcoming film Soul may be universal, but they are explored through the singular experiences of one man: Joe Gardner (voice of Jamie Foxx). Since Joe is the animation studio’s first Black lead, director Pete Docter, co-director Kemp Powers, and producer Dana Murray made it their mission to ensure Joe’s story is…

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Everything New You Can Stream on Disney+ in December 2020

By Zach Johnson

December is the perfect month to curl up under a blanket and enjoy some of your favorite films and series on Disney+. In addition to adding fan-favorite titles such as Anastasia, Big, Eddie the Eagle, Into the Woods, and Ralph Breaks the Internet to its library, Disney+ will also be premiering highly anticipated originals including Godmothered, High…

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Disney twenty-three Celebrates the Heart and Soul of Pixar’s New Feature with Pete Docter, Tina Fey, and Jamie Foxx

By D23 Team

The new Disney and Pixar feature Soul is unlike any animated film to arrive from visionary director Pete Docter, and the winter edition of Disney twenty-three explores this stunning journey from New York City to The Great Before and back again with Docter, co-director Kemp Powers, producer Dana Murray, and stars Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey. Trent Reznor and…

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Jon Batiste

Musician Jon Batiste Brings Us Some Soul—Plus More in News Briefs

By Courtney Potter

Disney and Pixar’s Soul: Hear from Jon Batiste and Watch a New Trailer!
Jazz musician Jon Batiste—a Grammy® nominee known currently as the band leader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert—has contributed music to the upcoming Disney and Pixar film Soul… and now, we get a sneak peek at one of his songs! The above clip features Batiste…

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